Business wins new contract with Tesco

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A BURY St Edmunds- based company, which has recently opened a training centre in the town, has won a contract with a local supermarket store.

Servest Multi Service Group, which specialises in cleaning, recycling, landscaping, maintenance, pest control, security, washroom services and waste management, has won a contract to provide soft services to Tesco, at St Saviour’s Interchange, in Bury.

To celebrate the start of the new contract, which will require 15 Servest staff to work at the Bury store, staff from Servest’s head office enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of Tesco by Servest’s operations director Vince Treadgold.

They were given the opportunity to clean staff and customer restaurants, front and back of house and the bakery.

The event, which marked the end of a two-day specialist clean of the store before daily cleaning begins, ended with food and drinks in The Old Cannon Brewery, in Bury, and a raffle to thank staff who gave up their weekend to perform the specialist clean.

Paul Middleton, managing director of Servest, said: “It was a great opportunity for head office staff to get a real understanding of what’s involved with specialist cleaning and to appreciate the challenges faced by front-line staff.”

Last month, Servest opened a British Institute of Cleaning Science accredited training centre in Bury and it has plans to expand further in the near future.

As a business, it employs more than 5,500 people nationwide and has a turnover of £42 million.

Its key clients in Bury include Next and Debenhams.